St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

"Sharing Christ through Academic Excellence"

Week of March 11, 2019

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School Calendar of Events

March 15- End of 3rd quarter

March 18- New family enrollment begins

March 18-29 IREAD test window for 3rd grade

March 19- School board meeting @ Flatrock 7pm

March 22- Report cards go home

March 30-April 7- Spring Break

April 16- School Board meeting with e-learning discussion

May 1- Early Childhood Open House 4:30-6:30pm

May 3- Spring Concert

May 31-Last day of school

This week we are praying for...

Terry/Joy Scott & Ellen

Josh/Emily Simmons & Graham & Lainey

Jeff/April Simshauser & MaKenzie & Maddie

Orange Out This week

This week we are kicking off the 4th quarter chapel offerings, which are going to the Mertz and Riley families, by doing an Orange Out for leukemia. Thursday the 14th is the day designated as the day. Orange bandanas will be handed out and worn and cookies given out at the end of the day. Friday we will sell popcorn for $1 with the proceeds going to the Riley family. It should be a great week.

Jorja Riley, a kindergartner at SJE is successfully fighting a form of leukemia and that we want to raise awareness about and money for the Riley family for any future care and treatments.

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E-Learning Meeting

This is a reminder that the school board is planning to discuss and decide 19-20 school year E-Learning during the April 16th school board meeting. The meeting will be held at Soest downstairs in the school "cafeteria" at 7pm. See you there.

Girls On The Run Starts Next Week

The spring Girls on the Run is set to begin next Tuesday, March 12th from 3:30-5::00pm at the Flatrock campus for girls in 3rd-5th grade. Go to to register. Big thanks to Lia DeRose for being willing to coach the girls this year.

Yearbook Pictures Needed

Alisa Meyer is working on the yearbook and is looking for more pictures to fill it. If you have any pictures you can share, please email them to Alisa at

19-20 New Family Enrollment Coming

New family enrollment for the 19-20 school year will begin on Monday, March 18th. Current families have until April 30th to enroll without a late fee.

Current and new families, if you are planning on applying for an SGO or School Choice scholarship, please send me the first page of your 1040 sometime in March. There is a new process to apply for an SGO. For next year you will apply for an SGO online and just send me the 1040 to upload for you. The website will be available in early April. Watch for more details to come.

If you have questions about the process, please don't hesitate to ask Amy in the office or myself.

Carnival News

  • The carnival is still looking for volunteers for the Spring Carnival. Whether you need volunteer hours or not, please consider signing up to help. There is still plenty of spots that need to be filled. Please encourage family and friends to volunteer also as we are only asking 1/2 hour of your time. We also are encouraging 7th & 8th graders to volunteer for games also. Here is an easy link to do so:
  • Room parents: Carnival baskets need to be finished the week of March 18th-22nd before spring break.
  • Still in Need of 2 big dog cages for the animal rescue game. Email Stephanie Foster at
  • All Parents: The PTL will need a carnival chairperson for the 19-20 school year. If you are interested, please talk to Stephanie Foster if any questions or concerns
  • Carnival Setup will be Friday April 26th at 6pm

Volunteering at SJE

Please note the info in bold below and see where you might be able to help/volunteer. If you have not yet volunteered this year, please consider doing so.

**Please note that your volunteer hours this year (18-19) will reduce or eliminate up to $400 of the tuition increase/student set for the 19-20 school year.***

The Lutheran SGO for SJE

It's that time again to have a conversation about our SGO. We have many families that have filled out applications requesting funds to assist with their school tuition. This is a great way to help them. It allows the donor to donate funds to the SGO and receive a 50% Indiana state tax credit. If your donation is large enough, you can carry it over up to 8 tax years. Our need this year as of now is $19,500.00, of which we already have about $10,000.00. Please consider giving. There are so many ways to do so and more are coming in early 2019. Please visit the website for more info.
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